Twitter will pay a $150 million fine over accusations it improperly sold user data

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Federal regulators on Wednesday announced a settlement with Twitter over the use of user privacy. Matt Rourke/AP

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Twitter has agreed to pay a $150 million fine after federal law enforcement officials accused the social media company of illegally using peoples’ personal data over six years to help sell targeted advertisements.

In court documents made public on Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice say Twitter violated a 2011 agreement with regulators in which the company vowed to not

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